Four Female Bathers

Robert Henri was the driving force behind The Eight. His goal was to provide emerging artists with an alternative forum for exhibiting their work that was separate from the academic establishment. Henri and the other members of The Eight were devoted to portraying an unidealized view of everyday life. For Henri, this most often took […]

Laughing Boy

Robert Henri, a painter and influential art teacher, was one of the leading figures of the Ashcan School. This group of artists depicted scenes of everyday life in New York, gravitating to poor and working-class neighborhoods such as the Bowery and Greenwich Village. During the summers of 1907 and 1910, Henri worked in the Netherlands, […]